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Some facts about the Fota Island Resort Golf Club for intending spectators:
Where is the course?
The course is located at the lovely Fota Island Resort Hotel (originally a Sheraton property) It is 9 miles from Cork City, 6.5 miles from Midleton, 5.5 miles from Cobh and 4 miles from Little Island.
Is there public transport to Fota Island Resort?
No , there is not. The only public transport that passes anywhere near the resort is the Cork to Cobh train, but this is really not an option, as the station is too far from the resort. There is currently no bus service on that route.
Is there parking at the resort for Spectators?
Plenty of overflow parking will be available on site, as it was in 2002. Whether there will be a charge for parking remains to be seen. It was free in 2002.
What hotel accommodation is an option nearby?
Cobh (Commodore Hotel and the Watersedge Hotel, and a number of guesthouses). Midleton (Midleton Park Hotel, and a number of guesthouses), LIttle Island (Radisson hotel), Carrigtwohill (a number of guesthouses), The Fota Island Resort hotel will more than likely be open to spectators also. Cork City and surrounds (numerous hotels and guesthouses). Hotels at Rochestown, Carrigaline and Glanmire will also be good locations for spectators.
Eating and drinking during the competition?
Fota Island Resort is right off the beaten track. Food and drink for spectators will be provided by the Hotel and by temporary concession stands on site.
If you are thinking of coming along in June, and have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.